2019 Report From Kevin Montgomery

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As with any other activity, using a bicycle in winter can still be done when preparations are made.

In Canada, there are mixed feelings about whether a bicycle is an appropriate transport choice in winter. Responses to this idea (as of the time of this writing) often include statements along the lines of “you can’t ride in the cold” or “you can’t ride in the snow”.

The weather has been cooler. The days shorter. Does winter mean that bicycles can no longer useful transport tools?

Not at all.

As with any other winter activity, using a bicycle can still be done when preparations are made.

As sunset arrives earlier in the evening at this time of year, it’s important to make sure you have working lights on your bicycle.

Night Comes Earlier.
Make Sure You Have Lights!

As sunset arrives earlier in the evening at this time of year, it’s important to make sure you have working lights on your bicycle. If you don’t have lights or are thinking of an upgrade, check out the Standard Equipment from The Bikeport.

If you’ve been looking for a place to get started with learning how to use bicycles as transport, consider participating in Bike The Creek.

If you’ve been looking for a place to get started with learning how to use bicycles as transport, consider participating in Bike The Creek on June 22, 2019.

Bike the Creek is a free event aimed at encouraging people of all ages to discover the joys of cycling. It’s an opportunity to join hundreds of cyclists in a fun family ride through the spectacular valleys, trails and historic landmarks, urban and rural settings of Peel Region.

This year’s event features a route on the Etobicoke Creek Trail under #410 and #407, now paved south to Mount Charles Park, Mississauga. The southernmost loop goes into the Toronto Pearson Airport lands. There will also be a Downtown Brampton Riverwalk pavilion.

Check out the BikeBrampton website for more information and to register for this event.

Spring is here! Here is a small list of things to check as warmer weather and more sunshine approaches.

Spring is here!

Whether you ride year-round or are just getting to taking your bike out for the year, here is a small list of things to check as warmer weather and more sunshine approaches.

Check your bell.

By law, bicycles need to have a working bell, horn, or gong. If your’s isn’t up to par, check out the selection of bells available through The Bikeport.

See All Bells

Check your lights.

While the sun will start staying out longer, the warmer weather might keep you out riding after sunset. Make sure you have working lights.

See All Standard Equipment

Get tuned up.

If your ride making noises it shouldn’t or otherwise isn’t working as it should be, reach out to velofix to have them take a look at it!

Get A Repair